I really wasn't expecting that
much since I didn't have much time to prepare (about a month), but I was pleasantly surprised!
I guess my 1.5 years experience in learning Java helped. I'm an 18-year-old polytechnic student, currently taking a diploma in Information Technology & mostly Java is used in my subjects. Anyway, my school sponsors a few students every year to take the exam, so now that I've passed I'm getting half my money back!
Thanks go to JavaRanch, where I found a wealth of information I wouldn't have found elsewhere. These forums were a great help especially. Although I haven't been here long enough to get active, the meaningful posts here made by others contributed significantly to my learning. Thanks also to Kathy & Bert, whose book was the number one resource in helping me study for the exam. You've wrote one excellent book!
My main source of practice questions were Dan Chisholm's, so thanks to you too!
I am looking forward to continuing my Java education & being active on JavaRanch!